Courtesy of Brooklyn Museum | Licence: No known copyright restrictions
Courtesy of Brooklyn Museum | Licence: No known copyright restrictions

View down the Potomack, from the Junction of the Cohongoronta and the Shenandoah in Virginia

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William Strickland, an English naturalist and agriculturalist, toured the eastern United States in 1794–95, sketching scenic landmarks and keeping a journal along the way. Based on an on-the-spot pencil drawing, this watercolor depicts the confluence of the Shenandoah and Upper Potomac (also called the Cohongoronta) rivers at Harper's Ferry, now in West Virginia. When Strickland published his impressions of America after his return, his landscape images helped to familiarize English-speaking audiences with American scenery and to foster tourism in the young nation.

Descriptive medium: Watercolor over graphite on cream, moderately thick, slightly to moderately textured laid paper mounted to paperboard
Additional Makers: Joseph Halfpenny (1748-1811)

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Harpers Ferry, Virginia, USA

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